Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation Jobs
Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation Jobs Background
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section
9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line with
the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008.
The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda.
This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practice for the petroleum industry.
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.
Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation
The Senior Geologist (Technical Evaluation) is responsible for geological data
interpretation and reports to Manager Technical Evaluation.
He / She works closely with Senior Geophysicist to achieve lead and prospect evaluation, resource estimation, recommending exploration and appraisal well drilling locations.
He /She is responsible for review of geological well proposals prepared by oil companies.Responsible for geological data acquisition, processing, interpretation and
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Undertakes prospect evaluation and performs related risk assessments.
Supervises Reservoir and Basin modelling.
Contributes to resource assessment of the Country.
Supervises the acquisition and quality control of geological data during
Reviews and advises on geological well proposals submitted by operators.
Selects exploration priority targets within licensed blocks and advises
Participates in selection of relevant geological data to be acquired in the
Coordinates relevant research in petroleum and interpretation of data.
Evaluates geological data acquired by the companies.
Submits monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical Evaluation.
Plans and budgets for resource requirements in the business Unit and
monitors the usage to ensure efficiency.
Manages performance of both the business unit and the staff under jurisdiction
and implements initiatives that foster staff capacity building and career
Implements succession planning and any other staff related programs as
introduced and approved in the organization.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Basic QualificationsA Master’s degree in Petroleum Geosciences or Physical Sciences from an
internationally recognized University / institution.
A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Petroleum Geosciences or Physical Sciences
from an internationally recognized University / institution.
A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector, 3
of which should have been served at Supervisory level from a reputable organization.
Demonstrated knowledge in Geological data interpretation.
Good knowledge of data interpretation software.
Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with diverse
professionals that requires team work.
An internationally recognized professional qualification or membership of an
internationally recognized professional body in the areas of oil and gas
Character & Competencies
Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Proven track record of outstanding performance.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Track record of training and mentoring others.
Excellent analytical skills.
Proficiency in the relevant computer packages
How to Apply:
PAU will Only consider online applications submitted through the PAU website.
Interested persons are invited to visit the PAU website: www.pau.go.ug and follow the
link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
All applications should reach the PAU’s website www.pau.go.ug by Tuesday
15th January, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation Jobs
Only online applications will be considered.
Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required
academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level
certificates and PLE results slip.
Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background
checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not more than six months
and subsequent confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of
“PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
applicant for employment in its Service”
Petroleum Authority of Uganda
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